King Charles Has Made Some Major Changes to the Royal Family's Christmas Plans

In just a few weeks, the royal family will gather at Sandringham for their annual Christmas celebrations - an annual event that sees everyone taking an extremely slow stroll in fancy hats.
While the royals always spend Christmas at Sandringham (it's a tradition!), it looks like it's going to be a little different this year. Not just because it's King Charles' first time hosting, but because he's making some important changes.
BBC Royal correspondent Jennie Bond tells OK! Magazine (via the Daily Mail) that Christmas with King Charles will be "less formal" and "less buttoned up" than previous years. So... what does that mean exactly?
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In years past, royals have been expected to follow strict protocol - including bows and curtseys - during the holiday season. But apparently Charles wants a more relaxed atmosphere in 2022 and has even decided not to get everyone to watch his speech. Instead, Charles will pre-record the annual address to the nation and wants his family to spend the day remembering the Queen.
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As Bond put it, "I'm sure he'll record a few days beforehand and it's bound to have an impact on her loss."
While some traditions are evidently changing, the royals will take their traditional stroll around the Sandringham estate and then return home for a Christmas lunch. And as you're probably wondering, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been invited to attend the family reunion, but aren't expected to make the trip. Which some experts say may be due (at least in part) to the fact that their Netflix docuseries are expected to drop just a few weeks before Christmas. More about this here:
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